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Iraq

Kurdistan

The Kurds have been a people without a state for centuries. Monday’s independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish zone is an important step toward rectifying...
ISIS

Perhaps the best book I ever read was Natan Sharansky’s Fear No Evil, a memoir of his time in Soviet custody and an explanation of...
unicef

The British Journal of Global Health has found that the idea that sanctions on Iraq killed 500,000 children was a fiction dreamed up by Saddam...
Iraq

When American journalists and policymakers talk about Iraq, their focus is overwhelmingly on security. Will Iraqi forces mop up the remnants of the Islamic State?...
Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi visited Mosul to declare victory in the eight-month struggle to liberate Iraq’s second largest city from the grip of the...
ISIS

On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi traveled to Mosul to claim victory in the battle against ISIS. A few ISIS die-hards remain holed up...
ISIS

During the campaign, Donald Trump vowed: “We are going to convey my top generals and give them a simple instruction. They will have 30 days...
sunni

As representatives of 68 countries participating in the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) meet in Washington, a number of plans...
sunni

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump was bitterly critical of the Iraqi and U.S. governments for announcing an offensive against Mosul in advance. In a...
advisors

After a chaotic weekend rollout of President Trump’s executive order on immigration, a little sanity has been restored to the process with the announcement that...
Barack Obama

Say this for Barack Obama: He was personally untarnished by scandal and he was consistently dignified and thoughtful. Those are all qualities we may miss...
sunni

One of the most controversial aspects of Iraq’s campaign against the Islamic State has been the role of the Popular Mobilization Units (also referred to...